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How today's cost-conscious grocery shoppers tick
Progressive Grocer
While grocers and CPG manufacturers still are figuring out how to navigate the post-recession economy, consumers also are trying to find the best ways to maximize their monthly spend, according to a new research report sponsored by MaxPoint Interactive. More
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How to keep your supply chain cold
Supply Chain Digital
There are three pieces of information every manager needs to know about perishable products in their supply chain: How many do I have?Where are they? When do they expire?

Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute and Global Cold Chain Alliance will host the 2012 Food Logistics Forum in New Orleans June 3-5. The Forum provides participants with the solutions and connections they need to navigate today's increasingly complex cold chain. For more information, click here.
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Criminal probe targets egg magnate in Salmonella outbreak investigation
The Associated Press via Bangor Daily News
Lawyers representing a disgraced egg industry magnate, his son and one of their company's financial officers say their clients are potential targets of a criminal investigation into the 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of Americans and led to a massive recall of their products. More
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Obama starts with edge on electoral map
The Washington Post
President Barack Obama carries a significant, but far from determinative, edge over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for 270 electoral votes this fall, according to the first detailed analysis of the map conducted by the Fix. More
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Romney's fundraising on pace with Obama's
The Wall Street Journal
Mitt Romney raised $40.1 million in his first month as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, nearly matching President Barack Obama's total.

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    Warning signs in Wisconsin for Obama
    The Wall Street Journal
    In a potentially ominous sign for the Obama campaign, a new poll has declared Wisconsin a true tossup state, finding President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a 46 percent across-the-board tie among likely voters.

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    Consumer group says NuVal nutrition scoring system flawed
    Food Product Design
    The National Consumer League is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review the NuVal nutrition scoring system, which is used in 1,600 stores nationwide, on the basis it is inconsistent with FDA guidance statements and enforcement correspondence, federal nutrition programs and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. More
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    UN: World rice production set to boom
    USAgNet
    The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization says the world rice harvest should rise almost 2 percent this year, mainly because of increased production in Asia. More
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    European Commission adopts list of permitted food health claims
    Food Ingredients First
    In a move that will affect food makers' labeling and advertising, the European Commission has approved a list of 222 permitted generic health claims, noting the list will be in force before the end of the year. More
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    Opinion: Spotlight on seafood safety and transparency
    Micro Analytical Systems via The Huffington Post
    As a company that promotes the consumption of clean, safe seafood as part of a healthy diet, it's Micro Analytical Systems' belief that consumers have the right to know what's in the food they're eating — and this belief represents one of the core values of Safe Harbor. More
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    New corporate foe: The shame lobby
    POLITICO
    Corporations have a new foe to watch: the shame lobby. Consumer activists and others have chalked up a string of stunning victories recently that would have been unthinkable as recently as a few years ago. More
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    House Democrats want to talk to ex-Wal-Mart lawyer about Mexico
    The Hill
    Prominent House Democrats want to interview a former senior attorney for Wal-Mart in the wake of the company's bribery scandal in Mexico, according to a letter sent Thursday by Reps Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Henry Waxman, D-Calif. More
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    Study: 96 percent of restaurant entrees exceed USDA limits
    USA Today
    If you plan to chow down tonight at a big chain restaurant, there's a better than 9-in-10 chance that your entree will fail to meet federal nutrition recommendations for both adults and children, according to a provocative new study. More
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    Study: Americans' dining out habits changing
    Pizza Marketplace
    A recent study by Harris Interactive measured how much Americans are dining out to gauge whether or not economic recovery is occurring. "Consumer restaurant behavior continues to evolve as they manage their budgets in an ongoing tight economy," said Mary Bouchard, vice president at Harris Interactive. More
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    Food service pressure: More perishables in the pipeline
    Food Logistics
    Food service providers are under increasing pressure to maintain freshness, improve shelf life and keep prices down for their customers. More
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    Food industry survey examines market trends, opportunities
    SBWire
    "Global Food Industry Survey 2012–2013: Industry Dynamics, Market Trends and Opportunities, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies" is a new report that analyzes how global food companies' procurement expenditure, business strategies and practices are set to change in 2012–2013. More
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    Flood of consumers use social media to choose favorites
    Progressive Grocer
    In the land of social media, 70,000 people can't be wrong — can they? That was the draw for an inaugural recognition program to determine what new products in 14 categories — mostly food and nonfood items from center store — consumers like best. More
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    Effort not stirring up controversy for meat binding process
    Feedstuffs
    Media reports on the enzymes used to bind meat have not achieved the same levels of controversy as lean beef trim, possibly because of aggressive efforts by the American Meat Institute and the two companies most involved in the manufacturing process. More
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    Halal beef recalled because of inspection gap
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Raj Foods LLC., a Houston-based Halal food manufacturer, is recalling approximately 3,300 pounds of Halal beef samosa products because a meat ingredient used in the product may have been produced in a facility that is not federally inspected.

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    Safety provides focus for food and drink lab analysis
    Scientist Live
    Health, safety and even religious demands are ensuring that food and drink laboratory analysts need the very latest in detection technologies. More
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    Hormel Foods surpasses packaging minimization goals
    Packaging Digest
    Hormel Foods Corp. has released its 2011 "Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report." This is the company's fifth full report and the completion of the first set of five-year environmental goals. More
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    Study: Sugar impairs learning
    Food Product Design
    A recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles claims that "binging" on high-sugar sodas and foods slows the brain, weakens memory and impairs learning. More
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